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11-20-2005, 12:23 PM
Google Gets Nod for Local Wi-Fi Project. Wireless Google.
Google this week got approval to launch free Wi-Fi service on its home turf, marking the search giant's first foray into the wireless LAN market.
Mountain View, California, lawmakers gave the nod to a five-year agreement with Google that enables the company to use city-owned streetlight poles as locations for wireless access points for a city-wide Wi-Fi system.
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11-21-2005, 04:44 AM
Interesting take on this.
Imagine capturing the advertising market to the largest tech savvy and condensation of investment capital in the world, which is Mountain View, Silicon Alley for only $1000 a month?
Another view on TekTalk (http://www.tektalk.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=15) article.
11-21-2005, 08:20 AM
only $1000 a month?
Ching-Ching; I can hear the cash tills now!
More cash for Google:
11-21-2005, 08:43 AM
Quote from article above;
"It's an interesting experiment, and Google is all about experimenting," IDC analyst Jonathan Gaw said of the Mountain View project. "What remains to be seen is where the money comes from."
Gaw suggested that, in the long run, Google stands to benefit from expanding Internet access by drawing more users to its search site and other Internet services. "If access is available everywhere at a low price, or for free, it means more money for the company through greater interest among advertisers," he said."
What were the questions:
How about that business model?:
Extended Market Dominence
Low cost - "Where will the money come from?" - It's already there! My several year old Netgear system pops out a 1000ft diameter bubble! I don't know the exact numbers and they are changing every day. But maybe 10 times as big as GM on paper?
It's only a few "lightpoles" after all!